Doubles for McDonagh and Doran point the way to victory for Compasses

PUBLISHED: 09:53 30 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:01 30 September 2017

Harpenden Athletic's keeper punches clear under pressure from a Compasses forward.

Harpenden Athletic's keeper punches clear under pressure from a Compasses forward.


Two goals apiece from Reece McDonagh and Liam Doran saw The Compasses snatch a 4-3 victory over Harpenden Athletic in Division One of the Herts Advertiser Sunday League.

A Tansley forward skips past a grounded New Greens defenderA Tansley forward skips past a grounded New Greens defender

It was their first of the season and came after they trailed 3-1 at one stage.

Athletic’s goals came from Alex Norwood (two) and Keith Smith.

Despite goals from Aidan Golds and James Crane, Blacksmiths went down 3-2 against Bradmore Rovers.

Stonewood United secured a 4-1 win in Division Two against Phoenix Res.

It was an excellent all-round team performance with James Millard and Trevor Golder scoring a brace each. George Hackett replied for Phoenix.

Brookmans Park Res were the better team first half but Luke Watling’s goal gave Pinewood a 1-1 draw.

Tom Perry’s last-minute goal gave Royston Rangers three points in Division Three with a 2-1 win over Marshalswick Rovers.

Rovers’ Rulo Mendoza had earlier cancelled out Dan Mills opener.

Veer Dhara picked up their first win of the season, defeating Wheathampstead ‘89 6-1 with Chris Wilding scoring a hat-trick.

Tansley proved too strong up front for New Greens, running in a 8-2 win. Three players were on the two-goal mark, Jon Tety, Giles Arthur and Sam Ayo.

Goals from Scott Cockfield and Sean Robinson edged Athletic Quat home 2-1 against Power Fencing Services. Jamie Dallas replied for the Power Fencing team.

In Division Four Harpenden Colts OB’s came from behind to beat Blacksmiths Res 2-1, Clive Pinder and Matt Shaw the scorers.

Hat-tricks apiece by Marc Osborne and Rory Suttie plus a Ollie Weston single gave Blackboy a 7-2 win against newcomers Hatfield Seniors.

Darren Edwards and Jack Baker scored for the Seniors.

CHL proved too strong for Royston Res, winning 8-0.

Dagmar also came from behind to win 4-2 against Brookmans Park ‘A’. James Jankawski and Darren Chillingworth had put Park in front.

Hatfield Mosquitto recorded their second win of the season, defeating St Albans Warriors 2-1 with goals from Aaron Tilbury and Paul Newton. Warriors’ goal came from Dan Gillians.

Skew Bridge Res sent Welwyn Warriors out of the Herts Ad Knockout Cup, winning 3-0. Chris Gregory opened the scoring and James Elliot and Phil Lythgoe chipped in with two more in the second half.

Dan Hedges was on fire for the Wrestlers in the Herts Ad Intermediate Cup, scoring four goals in their 5-1 win against Jolly Sailor. Joe Smith completed the scoring.

It was a good performance from BWSC who held Colney Heath Sunday to 2-2 for 90 minutes before going down 3-2 in extra-time. BWSC goals came from Craig Ashurst and Daniel Taylor.

Queens Head almost produced the comeback of the day in the Herts Sunday Cup. They trailed 4-1 against Rifle Volunteer at half-time but forced extra time thanks to three second-half goals.

However, Rifle got the only goal in the extra period to go through. Adam Parker (two), Sam Doolan and Elliot Bailey scored for Queens.

Herts Intermediate Cup

A excellent performance by The Jacks in the Herts Intermediate Cup beat Facelad 4-0. Brad Harrison scored twice with singles for George Dale and Mike Wright.

Six Bells fell at the first hurdle going down 3-1 against Hedgehog. Jack Read scoring their lone goal.

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